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mjn121073

tackle?

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I'm planning my first trip to red lake next weekend and was curious if anyone can give me some tips on tackle? What seems to work the best?

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When the bite is on the crappies will bite on most anything. If you are stationary always have a fathead or crappie minnow on a plain hook, whether it is colored or glow, on one line and a jigging spoon with a minnow head or panfish jig with a euorlarva or waxy on the other. I have caught them on all of these. Last Sunday to Monday, I caught 4 and one was on a small, green glow demon with a minnow head and the rest were on a green glow hook and live minnow. When its fast and furious, I like to use the grubs since you can catch multiple fish before rebaiting.

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    • delcecchi
      It is a bad idea.  It can spread disease and invasive species.   Don't do it.     Besides, the minnows swim away and within a short time are dispersed so the fish wouldn't see them as a big attraction.  
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